It actually makes me really sad to see Swarm in the hands of the police, rather than still in the possession of Duane and Sette, where the possibility existed that it could end up back in Quig's hands during a Quigs/Duane team-up. Q_Q
"Finders keepers" may be just a joke. Does not necessarily mean they gonna steal it. But if they do - hey, power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely, and the Peceguard have carte blanche from the Crescian state - would it be surprising if Peaceguard were corrupt through and through, just like we have seen the local town guard to be?
Ah, c'mon Toma. You're not gonna doubt the word of two honest upstanding Watch officers, are ya? They're dedicated to keeping the peace. Ya see, if'n they rat out Stockyard's gang, all kinds of hell will rain down on everyone's heads, and that won't be peaceful at all! No no no, not at all!
"The Peaceguard uniform that Elka and Toma wear is pretty distinct." - So is Elan's uniform, which would make him Peaceguard, right? And we know his heart is not impervious to corruption (pun fully intended).